August 31, 2022
Online Watch Party: Starship Troopers
Friday, September 2nd @ 8pm
This 1997 adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s 1959 political science fiction novel stars Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, and Neil Patrick Harris. Directed by Paul Verhoeven, the film was poorly received upon release, with critics and audiences alike unimpressed by the satirical themes, gorey content, and cheesy performances. But if you can go into this film with the knowledge that it wasn’t, in fact, created by nazis, and with your heart disconnected from the source material, it’s a fun ride.
OSM W-E: Editing OpenStreetMap with iD
Wednesday, September 7th @ 6pm
Using aerial imagery, local knowledge, and iD Editor, it is possible to update and improve OpenStreetMap right on your desktop.
In this virtual session we’ll walk through how to add and update addresses, buildings, streets, and more. Create an OSM account and join in to learn how you can share your knowledge of Windsor and Essex County with the world’s most popular open source mapping project.
Attendance is free and everyone is welcome. Register via Zoom to tune in.
Hackforge Annual General Meeting
Monday, September 12 @ 6pm
The 2022 Hackforge Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, September 12th from 6 – 8pm. Hackforge members are invited to attend in-person at 500 Ouellette Ave, Suite 907, or virtually via Zoom.
This meeting is an opportunity to learn what Hackforge has been up to, and what our future plans are. We will also be electing members to the Board of Directors.
More information on the Hackforge AGM.
Border City Data: Structuring SQL Server Data Extraction
Tuesday, September 20 @ 6pm
Gathering data from multiple sources for storage in a single place can be challenging. Not only must the data be retrieved, it needs to be structured before it can be sent on to its final destination.
Writing code to manage extraction and structuring of this data can save a lot of time and manpower, but comes with its own set of complications.
In this advanced tutorial, Doug Sartori explores the use of SQLCMD as a preprocessor for developing structured solutions and maximizing code reuse.
Register for this free session via Zoom.